Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Holdsworth Pro destined for the office

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Holdsworth Pro destined for the office

Reply

Old 08-06-12, 08:06 PM
  #1  
AZORCH
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
AZORCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 3,054

Bikes: 1946 Hobbs of Barbican | 1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | ca. 1970 Bernard Carre | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1989 Waterford Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2017 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Holdsworth Pro destined for the office

I've had this Holdsworth Professional frame set hanging about for a while now. I wasn't sure how I wanted to build it up at first but I knew I wanted to keep it very simple, very light, and very clean. I'm tired of hauling a bike into work and wanted a set of wheels I can leave in my office, maybe take a quick lunch time ride, definitely zip down the road for lunch. (I mean, really... drive half a mile for grub? It's frickin' ridiculous. No wonder we're suffering from obesity in this country.) Anyhow, other than the BB, this was built up entirely from parts on hand - primarily Shimano 600, with Cinelli bars and stem, and a Turbo saddle. Tires are the 700 x 25's that I once had on my Bob Jackson. I saw a photo of a road bike with interrupters for the primary brake calipers and got to wondering how they might work (turns out they actually work pretty nicely.) Without further ado, here is my classic office ride.









I'm happy with the ride, and it's totally fun to zip around on something so quick and completely simple.
AZORCH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-12, 08:13 PM
  #2  
10speedterror 
Senior Member
 
10speedterror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NEW HAMPSHIRE
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
shes a beaut! ive been looking for a holdsworth pro frameset(yours looks my size!) i dont think ive seen one in solid blue its a nice change from the usual orange/blue
10speedterror is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-12, 08:16 PM
  #3  
mikemowbz 
Senior Member
 
mikemowbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,314

Bikes: Are several.

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 63 Post(s)
That is a very nice setup. While the bike overall was by no means comparable, I recall once enjoying a fast, short ride on a friend's bike set up with the same interrupter-as-primary lever setup while he fixed a little something on my bike that I couldn't deal with. It works. The Holdsworth frame set is beautiful. And while I hear some complaining about those Turbo saddles, comfort-wise, I've never understood the complaint (no doubt a question of sit-bone configuration).
mikemowbz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-12, 09:04 PM
  #4  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 14,758
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 625 Post(s)
Nice work, per normal for you.

You won't ride an ugly bicycle, will you.
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
gomango is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-12, 09:17 PM
  #5  
AZORCH
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
AZORCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 3,054

Bikes: 1946 Hobbs of Barbican | 1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | ca. 1970 Bernard Carre | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1989 Waterford Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2017 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Nice work, per normal for you.

You won't ride an ugly bicycle, will you.
Like's too short for such things.
AZORCH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-12, 11:28 PM
  #6  
unworthy1
Stop reading my posts!
 
unworthy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 10,105
Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
a former PRO reduced to errand-boy?!?
Oh well...at least he looks really good in his current...circumstances...
unworthy1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-12, 01:15 AM
  #7  
3speed
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3,226
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 251 Post(s)
Nice bike. Looks like an awesome "office bike." I don't quite understand using interrupters as primary brakes rather than finding some regular flat bar type levers. Am I missing something or is it just a matter of preference?
3speed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-12, 02:27 AM
  #8  
ftwelder
Senior Member
 
ftwelder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: vermont
Posts: 3,092

Bikes: Many

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I thought you were gonna' hang it on the wall...
ftwelder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-12, 02:34 AM
  #9  
Gary Fountain
Senior Member
 
Gary Fountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hervey Bay, Qld, Australia.
Posts: 2,591

Bikes: Colnago (82, 85, 89, 90, 91, 96, 03), 85 Cinelli, 90 Rossin, 83 Alan, 82 Bianchi, 78 Fountain, 2 x Pinarello, Malvern Star (37), Hillman (70's), 80's Beretto Lo-Pro Track, 80's Kenevans Lo-Pro, Columbus Max (95), DeGrandi (80's) Track.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Perfect bike for the office.
Gary Fountain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-12, 04:53 AM
  #10  
AZORCH
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
AZORCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 3,054

Bikes: 1946 Hobbs of Barbican | 1966 Paramount P-13 | 1971 Raleigh International | ca. 1970 Bernard Carre | 1980s Freschi Supreme Super Cromo | 1989 Waterford Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2017 Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 107 Post(s)
Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
I thought you were gonna' hang it on the wall...
It sorta makes me sad to see a bike wind up on the wall, y'know? Like that's it, your life's over, pardner - I far prefer 'em to be ridden.
AZORCH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-12, 05:53 AM
  #11  
qcpmsame
Banned.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,243
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 912 Post(s)
Beautiful build with a different twist. You have made a really first class errand bike for the office, well done, sir. I'll bet that you end up using her for rides, too. Should be a fun, light weight and good handling ride.

Bill
qcpmsame is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service